If you want to apply for a Connecticut pardon, it can be helpful to understand what your chances are of being granted a pardon before you take the time and money to begin the process. That’s why we have compiled this data for you. On this page, you can find the most recent pardon statistics from the Board of Pardons and Paroles. This information might be helpful as you decide if you would like to apply for a pardon. For further assistance, contact our office – we are happy to assist you.
In 2016, a total of 1,555 pardon applications were received in the state of Connecticut and 842 were deemed eligible for further review. Of the 842 eligible applicants, 773 were granted a pardon. Of the 773 that were granted a pardon, 672 were granted an absolute pardon and 101 were granted Certificates of Employability. 469 applicants were denied in total, 407 of which were denied during the pre screen process and 62 were denied after a full hearing. The overall grant rate was 62%.
In 2017, a total of 1,506 pardon applications were received in Connecticut and 1,190 were deemed eligible. Of the 1,190 eligible applicants, 716 were granted a pardon. Of the 716, 303 were granted an absolute pardon, 93 were granted Certificates of Employability and 320 were granted expedited pardons. 239 applicants were denied; 191 were denied at the pre screen and 48 were denied after a full hearing. The overall grant rate was 75%.
In 2018, a total of 1,857 pardon applications were received and 983 were deemed eligible. Of the 983 eligible applicants, 767 were granted a pardon. Of the 767, 254 were granted an absolute pardon, 70 were granted Certificates of Employability and 443 were granted expedited pardons. 230 applicants were denied; 200 were denied during the pre screen and 30 were denied after a full hearing. The overall grant rate was 77%.
What Does This Mean for Me?
Connecticut has a high grant rate for pardons compared to other states in America and, as you can see, the grant rate is increasing every year. Of the people who are denied pardons in Connecticut, a large percentage are denied because they were not eligible. Make sure you are eligible before you apply for a pardon so that your pardon is not denied just from an eligibility standpoint. This can save you a lot of time and money. An attorney can help you figure out if you are eligible before you go through the process of applying for a pardon.
If you would like to learn more about recent pardon statistics in Connecticut, contact our office. We can go over more recent statistics with you. In addition, if you would like more information about pardons in Connecticut or if you would like to hire an attorney, call us for more information. We are happy to review your situation and help you understand your chances of being granted a pardon. While there are no guarantees, we have worked with hundreds of pardons, and we know what the Board of Pardons is looking for and how to help our clients present the best application. Contact us to get started on your Connecticut pardon today!